- It was 1 or 2 days, not sure exactly. Images I was preparing for my first gig are dated May 31 and the first order was on the 1st of June. It was an order from the 6th offer I’ve sent to BR.
- No, the client was lovely and the job was very simple. I took a bit of a risk with them delivering the result without a watermark, because the job included me uploading their images to a google doc. I was a tiny bit nervous about that, but they seemed legit and used their real name on their profile. Everything turned out fine.
- It was a $30 gig and they tipped me $15 on top. Immediately after they placed another order for $45.
As for advice, I am still my young fiverr self, my career here is going to be exactly 3 months old in a few days. But there are a few things that I know I need to improve, sort of knew it from day one.
1 - need to find the time to make my gigs look better. Some of them were 2 minutes creations and were made to accomodate requests for services that weren’t listed in my initial gigs.
2 - got to stop being squishy. Years of experience outside fiverr hardened me enough to say no to straight out scammers, rude people, buyers asking me to break the ToS and outrageously unreasonable requests. But often times I still can’t say no to a revision that is caused by a buyer forgetting to mention something. Or a buyer asking for a small discount (not more than 10%), although I am well aware that haggling on a platform like this is a huge red flag and my prices are already more that reasonable, especially for bulk orders.